Human rights groups report that a number of Iranian-Arab political prisoners have been secretly hanged en masse in Khuzestan. A human rights activist who spoke on condition of anonymity told the Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) that on Monday, Abbas Heydarian, Jamshid Heydarian and Abdolrahman Heydarian, were transferred from Karoon Prison to an unknown [...]
The crackdown on Christians in Iran, especially in recent times, is an indication of the weakness of the regime’s leadership. Wherever there is a fear of losing legitimacy, a regime employs violence and repression. The imposition of pressure on the Iranian Christian community by direct and obvious orders of the Islamic Republic, including closure of [...]
Several hundred people have already arrived in Armenia to escape rising violence in Syria, and they say thousands more could be on their way. “We never thought we’d be able to move from one country to another in just a few months,” said Harutyun Ashakertyan, 58, who has moved to Armenia with his wife and [...]
As Egypt’s presidential elections come to a close, with the Brotherhood claiming presidential victory, the future for Egypt’s indigenous Christians, the Copts, looks bleak. Earlier, after the first presidential elections of May 23-24, any number of Islamists denounced them, bemoaning that it was the Copts who were responsible for the secularist candidate Ahmed Shafiq’s good [...]
Imminent rains threaten to bring disease to Sudan’s overcrowded refugee camps. Seasonal rains due in Sudan and South Sudan (Muslim north and heavily Christian population south) will exacerbate already dire conditions in refugee camps, restrict travel and access, and heighten the risk of disease, a group of leading humanitarian agencies warned today. The rains, which [...]
Sudan. Nurse working in refugee camp: “The situation is desperate, I’ve never seen anything like it”.
More than 35,000 refugees from Sudan’s southern Blue Nile state have sought asylum in South Sudan (Muslim north and heavily Christian population south) in the past three weeks. Voice from the field: Interview with nurse working in Maban, Upper Nile state, South Sudan “There are solutions for all these problems. It’s just that more needs [...]
Kaduna — Fresh violence in Kaduna metropolis yesterday resulted to the loss of many lives while properties worth millions of naira were also damaged. Signs of problem began to emerge Monday night when sounds of gunshots were heard in areas like Kakuri, Badarawa, Barnawa and other parts of the city. Not long after residents of [...]